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I read about that dog and it is terrible. This isn't the first time this has happened at a show.
Scooter's mom, just be careful. I have havanese that hop with happiness when they are outside on walks and they look like rabbits. Many stupid people allow their dogs off-leash while they are working in the garage around here and the dogs (protecting their territory) have charged my dogs and even bit them. One neighbor's dog was attacked by an attack dog and the poor dear is still fearful. The neighbor with the attack dog moved away.
Riki was grabbed by the neck and shaken when he was about a year by a lady who said that her dog "never does that". Argh. We were walking once and two pit bulls were loose...I've never been so scared in my life.
It has been suggested to carry pepper spray on my walks...which I haven't done yet. Just know that in my five years with Riki we have encounted at least six times very scary situations and a few more with friendly dogs off leash...and I live in a supposed very good neighborhood.
At dog shows the folks are so nervous and there are so many dogs around getting groomed or whatever and they are not on leash. We were told at the pet expo to be careful because we had Shibas next to us and they are hunting dogs. Our havanese saw them with curled tails and being small, thought they were harmless. Since havanese are lovers, they are unsuspecting targets.
You see they hop, they have long curvy hair, and they are often white. Dogs with prey drive see them as a fun game...
I didn't just get havanese, I got a lifestyle!
Loving Havanese since 2003